FAST FACTS

Southern Africa, between Mozambique and South Africa
17,363 sq km
Varies from tropical to near temperate
1,185,000 (2009 estimate)
African 97%, European 2%, Asian 1%
Christian 83%, Islam 0.95%, Bahai 0.5%, Hindu 0.15%
English (official, government business conducted in English), siSwati (official)
Mbabane
lilangeni (SZL) or South African Rand (equal value)

Come to see the small, but majestic Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland). This country is packed full of surprising and beautiful scenery that can be explored on foot on one of our hiking trips or from a vehicle on one of our day tours. From the rolling mountains in the north to the savannahs of the south, Swazi landscapes are unmatched. The country gives the perfect opportunity for a glimpse into rural African life, culture and wildlife as well as activities such as zip ling for those of you seeking an extra thrill! Whether you want to visit for a week or longer, or combine it with a trip to South Africa and Mozambique Swaziland is a lovely destination.

FUN FACTS

  • Eswatini is one of the only remaining African monarchies
  • Eswatini is one of smallest countries in the Southern Africa
  • Eswatini accounts for 14% of the recorded plant life in Southern Africa
  • Nearly 3/4 of Swazis work in agriculture
  • Eswatini’s main export is sugar
  • Eswatini is divided into four districts: the northwest Hhohho; Lubombo in the east; the central-west Manzini; and the southern Shiselweni
  • Eswatini’s capital is Mbabane, though its Royal and Legislative capital is Lobamba
  • Mealie meal (ground corn) is one of the main foods eaten in Swaziland

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